Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains are a wonderful year round destination for everyone. The adventurous, families, folks of all ages and people with disabilities - all will find a wide range of activities, and events – there is something for everyone.

A Winter Wonderland: The two Mountains are approx 45 kms North of Vancouver. A genuine winter wonderland, famous worldwide for the Winter Olympics the Mountains attract skiers and visitors from around the world. Whistler offers year round activities and adventures, offering the largest Ski area in North America.

The resort is great for downhill skiing and snowboarding but also offers outstanding venues for cross-country skiiing, snowshoeing, back country skiing and snowmobiling as well as heli-skiiing and cat-skiing.  

In Spring and Summer the resort brings an array of other activities including Hiking and Walking to the waterfalls, lakes and and rugged back country. The mountains, parks and lakes are perfect for Canoeing, Kayaking, River Rafting, Swimming, Windsurfing, Fishing and daytrips and overnight Camping. For the more adventurous Whistler offers para-gliding, bungee jumping and horseback riding.

From May to October Whistler becomes a golfing mecca with championship courses with challenging greens and panoramic views.

Tours - Zip Lining – Whistler became the pioneer destination for zip line tours in North America, offering an award winning ecological curriculum combining education and adventure with the highest, longest, and most zip lines around.

There are a variety of tours including a 2000-foot, awe-inspiring monster that drops 20 storeys! The zip lines are joined by a network of suspension bridges, suspended stairways, boardwalks and forest trails. Guided interpretive adventures will trek you through the tree-tops of a rainforest of magnificent trees. Combine the world-record breaking Peak 2 Peak Gondola, with an exhilarating Zip Line Tour through the ancient rainforest above Fitzsimmons creek.

Experience the thrill of of a Zip Line Winter Twilight tour - plunge into the mysterious darkness of Whistler's old growth rainforest.

The Whistler/Blackcomb Gondola: The world record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is a breathtaking alpine experience spanning 4.4-kilometres between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.

The record-setting statistics are impressive but nothing compares to the journey between the two Mountains providing a 360-degree window into Whistler Blackcomb's alpine environment, The glass bottomed Gondolas (two on each run) offer a spectacular view as you travel across the span. Of course the other Gondolas are solid bottomed for those with a fear of heights.

Whistler village itself is pedestrian friendly with an abundance of restaurants, spas and a variety of shopping. There is a premier climbing and fitness facility located in the heart of the village next to the Conference Centre. There are a wide range of Hotel accommodations suited to every budget from 5 star to time share rentals.

Events: The numerous annual events include the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival with competitions and a showcase of Music and Arts, and in November the resort hosts Cornucopia, 4 days celebrating food and wine.

The Adventure Zone: Located at the base of Blackcomb the Adventure Zone offers families plenty of room for play.

I myself have been to Whistler many times, I'm not a skier myself but my grandkids are into skiing and snowboarding big time and love it there. I have to say I did try out some activities I never thought I would, I snowshoed down the mountain, and tried my hand at snowmobiling, I loved it. I have traveled the Peak to Peak Gondolas both in winter and summer and it is spectacular. If you are ever down this part of the world make sure you get to Whistler Blackcomb you will love it.

Author's Bio: 

My name is Avril Betts, I am originally from England and now a Canadian Citizen, I have over 25 years experience in all aspects of Travel and Tourism, including running an online agency for over 13 years. I hold a CHA (Certified Hotel Administrator) an internationally recognized accreditation and in 1996 hosted the president's wives luncheon for the G7 conference.

I have co-chaired Atlantic Canada Showcase an International Travel Trade Show, managed 450 volunteers for the Tall Ships Visit in July 2000, and was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia. In 1988 I founded the Country Inn Association in Nova Scotia still going strong today. I have been involved in numerous Travel and Tourism volunteer activities throughout Atlantic Canada and across Canada.

As an experienced speaker I have spoken and presented seminars to large and small audiences for many years on subjects ranging from Marketing and Sales and Life Skills to Tourism, Travel and Real Estate, and operating an online Travel business.

As a recognized tourism expert I am accustomed to working with tourists and passing on my knowledge of the various destinations to help them make the most of their vacations.

Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or travel inquiries.

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